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In 2010 Outside magazine stated “Adventure Racing is the must do sport of the decade” That claim has not been unjustified with the sport growing steadily since with an increasing amount of adventure racing opportunities for people to enjoy. Since the sport began in New Zealand in 1989, Kiwis have led the world, at elite level expedition racing, development of women’s and youth adventure racing and generally mastering of the sport. Iconic events such as GODzone and Spring Challenge have practically made Adventure Racing a household term throughout New Zealand, certainly in the South Island. The Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race...

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It's been 4 years since I last went up Mt Fishtail and for good reason. I remember it as an uphill suffer-fest to a tiny hut with cold winds and no views. This time I was hoping it would be a bit better - not only am I fitter, the forecast actually predicted good weather and someone had promised dark chocolate after dinner. The walk up the valley to the start of the uphill is incredibly picturesque. Past the campsite the forest is largely untouched with huge podocarps and loads of orchids (at least 3 species!). Once across the stream...

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Oh hay there! In case ewe haven’t herd we have a new meal out now. As most of you know we don’t bleat on about our products, preferring to let them speak for themselves. One things for sure though we’re definitely not going to be sheepish about our latest meal - a hearty lamb and mint risotto with baby peas. It’s our first meal made with lamb and we’re pretty sure ewe’ll love it. Shear it around. Buy it here and at all good outdoor retailers.

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New Zealand’s adventure racing scene is about to step up to a new level with the launch of the Adventure 1 Series next month. A1 NZ unifies five existing AR events with a mandate to grow the sports national profile and increase participation, particularly from youth. “ The trans-Tasman A1 Series founded by Todd Vickery in Australia has been hugely successful already and our New Zealand race directors have responded positively to aligning with it,” says A1 NZ Series CEO Warren Bates. “We have an excellent geographic split for the New Zealand launch with three events in the North Island...

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After our blog post Kahurangi we received this amazing response from Kieran Mackay on why Kahurangi was special to him. Why is Kahurangi National park so special? For me its adventure and the contrasts….I look up at the marble mountains and limestone hills of the park with excitement and awe and wonder, what else are you hiding? Will I be lucky enough this year to discover some more of your incredible secrets? It is more than this. though… It is the senselessness of it it all.Climbing pitch after pitch while lugging a heavy pack of gear, feeling the exhaustion creep...

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